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The City of Milwaukee is committed to supporting the health, wellness and safety of its employees and their families. The City’s Wellness program includes a wide range of programs, services and resources including an onsite wellness center, traveling wellness center sites, year round coaching, access to registered dieticians, educational sessions, group fitness classes and department specific initiatives as well as an onsite Workplace Clinic and Injury Prevention Clinic. The City's goal is to establish a workplace culture that enhances employee lives and offers all the tools necessary to meet employees wherever they’re at on their road to good health, making sure employees are well at work, well at home and well into retirement.

Due to the latest developments with the COVID-19 outbreak, the City is taking every precaution to keep employees safe, including temporarily transitioning all in person health and wellness programming (aside from the Workplace Clinic) to telephonic and virtual options.  See below for the latest wellness services, activities and programs.

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FastCare Clinics Closed Until Further Notice 

FastCare Clinics Closed Until Further Notice

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, a number of in-person services have been temporarily suspended including FastCare clinic services. The Onsite Workplace Clinic remains open to employees and spouses. In-person and virtual visits are available. To get started, call the clinic 414-777-3413 and they will walk you through the process to schedule a virtual visit or set up an in-person visit. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call the clinic 414-777-3413 and do not visit the clinic in-person.

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New Text Messaging Service for Benefits and Wellness Updates

Sign up to receive City benefits and wellness updates via text message! Both employees and spouses are eligible to register. To opt in, use shortcode 97211 and keyword MKEbenefits and answer a few questions to register. This service is completely voluntary and employees/spouses can unsubscribe at any time. No replies can be sent through this service. Contact or for questions or call 414-286-3184.

Healthy Rewards Points Calendar  

Presentations for Healthy Rewards Points

In addition, visit the Current Wellness Programming section below to find additional wellness services, programs and activities.

Coronavirus FAQs 

COVID-19 Benefit Updates

Click here for important COVID-19 benefits updates, including information regarding costs for COVID-19 testing and treatment, virtual visits and telehealth visits for employees enrolled in the City's UnitedHealthcare health plan. Additional changes are likely as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Updated information will be provided as it is available.


Current Wellness Programming

Wellness programming is offered throughout the year including lunch 'n learns, fitness classes, financial wellness, coaching with health educators and registered dietitians, behavioral health and stress management.

Wellness Coaching

Coaching with Health Educators to address:

Resiliency and stress management tools, helpful sleep practices, time management skills, and findng positivity and gratitude during difficult times.

Registered Dietitian Coaching to address:

Meal planning tips, how to create balanced meals, tips for cooking at home, cooking on a budget, and finding nutritional resources.

To schedule a telephonic appointment with a Health Educator or Registered Dietitian, visit and locate the "Healthy Rewards Program" heading.  Click on "schedule onsite health & wellness programs."  Questions, call 414-777-3410.


Healthy Rewards Program

Healthy Rewards is an incentive based program where participants complete 75, 100, or 125 points and earn $150, $250 or $350 in a Health Reimbursement Account.  Employees and spouses must complete the Health Appraisal to be eligible to participate in the Healthy Rewards program.

Healthy Rewards Basics:

Miscellaneous Healthy Rewards Resources:

Onsite Clinic Services

Workplace Clinic

The Workplace Clinic provides free, convenient, onsite and virtual health care services for employees and spouses regardless of enrollment in the City's health insurance.  Call 414-777-3413 to schedule an in-person or virtual visit.

Workplace Clinic Virtual Visits

Common Conditions Treated at the Clinic:
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms, headache, heartburn, joint or muscle injuries, low back pain, mild skin rash, minor injuries, pink eye, seasonal allergies, sore throat, smoking cessation, upset stomach and urinary tract infections in adult women

Injury Prevention Clinic

Virtual visits for preventive measures to address new strains, muscle and joint issues before they become more serious.  This is a FREE resource to City employees and spouses regardless of insurance coverage.  Call 414-777-3413 to schedule a virtual visit appointment.

Injury Prevention Clinic Virtual Visits

Injury Prevention Virtual Clinic Services:
  • Optimize ergonomics of office and home workstations, pain management education, exercise instruction, injury prevention tips, recomendations for self-management of symptoms, education on correct posture and body mechanics to perform tasks safely

If employees are currently or have previously been treated by a provider for a condition, the clinic cannot see them for the same condition.


UnitedHealthcare Onsite Nurse Liaison       

The City's Onsite Nurse Liaison, Mari Cohn, is available through telephonic or virtual appointment to help employees and spouses with the following: 

  • Help with chronic condition management such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma
  • Questions regarding Virtual Visits and how to access this service
  • Assistance with issues or questions with medical and pharmacy claims
  • Identify and find appropriate levels of care
  • Questions on managing medication refills

For a telephonic or virtual appointment, call 240-549-9879 or email

Onsite Nurse Liaison Overview

Nurse Liaison Program and FAQ

Wellness Programs

Healthy Living with Diabetes 2

Diabetes Support Groups
  • Diabetes Prevention Support Group - meets virtually the first Wednesday of each month


Onsite Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The City of Milwaukee offers an onsite EAP program that offers confidential counseling, assessment and referral services for employees and families when they need help navigating resources for any situation affecting their life.

Contact the Onsite EAP Coordinator at 414-286-3145 to address:
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Symptoms
  • Parenting/family or marital problems
  • Alcohol/substance misuse
  • Legal or debt/financial resources
Needs assessment with appropriate referral:
  • Ongoing counseling/treatment
  • City of Milwaukee benefits/programs
  • Community resources
EAP Newsletters

April 2020 - Special Edition COVID-19

Wellness Programs

Mental Health in the Workplace


UnitedHealthcare EAP

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) insured members can utilize the UHC EAP at 800-942-4746 24/7 for referrals to behavioral health providers, legal and financial resources.

  • Virtual behavioral health visits are also an option for UHC covered members.  Click here for a flyer with additional information.
  • Go to and log in with member HealthSafeID, click on “Find a Doctor” and then “Mental Health” to start the process.
  • NEW Emotional Support Line 1-866-342-6892 through UnitedHealthcare and is free of charge to anyone (both UHC and non-UHC members).  Caring professionals will connect people to resources 24/7.

UHC Emotional Support Line

Sanvello App

Sanvello is an app that offers clinical techniques to help dial down the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

Sanvello Behavioral Health App


Financial Wellness

The City of Milwaukee Deferred Compensation Plan allows employees to put aside funds from each paycheck to save for retirement on a voluntary basis.  Questions: 844-360-MDCP (844-360-6327) or

Deferred Compensation Website

Financial Wellness Services Available:
  • Telephone appointments with local Voya representatives
  • Schedule an appointment via the online scheduler: (Employees receive 10 Healthy Rewards points for these meetings.)
  • Virtual financial wellness seminars coming soon

Other Wellness Resources

See below for additional wellness resources ranging from fitness center information, healthy recipes and locations for nursing mothers.

Wellwaukee Newsletters

Wellwaukee is a quarterly newsletter that provides the latest information on the City's benefits and wellness programs to help keep employees informed on the resources available to be well at work, well at home and well into retirement.


UnitedHealthcare Resources

The City's healthcare partner, UnitedHealthcare offers a number of resources to help employees get the most out of their health benefits.  More UHC resources are available on

General Benefits Information

Phone:  414-286-3184


Contact Us

Workforce Health
Wellness Program Administrator

General Information: (414) 777-3410
City's onsite clinic appointment: (414) 777-3413
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